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Tools of the Trade
April 21, 2014 - Issue 659
Players Boycott Coach’s Reinstatement
 At Minnesota State, Mankato, Head Football Coach Todd Hoffner was reinstated after an arbitrator ruled Hoffner was fired unfairly. However, players greeted him with a refusal to practice, demanding that interim coach Aaron Keen remain in the top position. Read the full story...
New Codes of Conduct
 An Oregon high school instituted new codes of conduct for coaches, players, and parents. Read the full story...
No More Hunger Games
 The NCAA Legislative Council has approved a new rule that would allow Division I scholarship and non-scholarship athletes unlimited meals and snacks as part of their athletics participation. Read the full story...
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Samson Equipment, Built For Strength

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Ready and Able
 In January of 2013, the DOE reminded schools that they are required by law to provide athletic opportunities for students with disabilities. This means coaches could be seeing more athletes like Josh Ruchotzke. Read the full story...
Dismissal Challenged
 A high school baseball coach and athletic director in Maine has filed a suit claiming he was let go after 40 years at the school due to his age and public complaints he made about district consolidation. Read the full story...
New Standard of Care
New Standard of Care  Do you want to help get your players back into the game fast? Go with Game Ready(R), the injury treatment system of choice for pro sports teams and elite orthopedic clinics.
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Most Valuable Athletic Trainer
 Training & Conditioning and Sports Health have announced the winner, finalists, and honorable mentions for its 2nd annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award. Read the full story...
Vested Interest
 In honor of retiring athletic trainer Jim Gillen, members of the Denver Nuggets organization donned Gillen’s signature clothing item at the season finale—the sweater vest. Read the full story...
Reduced Penalties for Pot
 The NCAA Legislative Council voted to forward a measure that would reduce the penalty for a positive test for marijuana from a full season to a half. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Football Conditioning  Gridiron toughness begins with optimal conditioning. These products will help players get bigger, faster, and stronger.
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Online Buyer's Guide
Our online Buyer's Guide features a customized pages for companies advertising in our 2014 Buyer's Guide, including interactive links, product images, and more detailed product listings. Here are links to four companies featured in our Guide:
CoverSports USA
Daktronics Inc.
Dr. Hoy's
Dymatize Nutrition

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Timing Change
 The NFHS may consider changing high school basketball games from four eight-minute quarters to two 18-minute halves. Read the full story...
Summer Workouts
 Many athletic directors in West Virginia are wary of a proposed rule that would expand voluntary summer workouts by high school teams. Read the full story...
Twitter Trouble
 An Ohio high school athlete is suing administrators after he was suspended from the soccer team for re-tweeting a marijuana-related message. Read the full story...
Pilates Innovator
Balanced Body, Inc. has provided innovation in Pilates equipment since 1976.
Biodex Balance Assessment
Baseline and post-injury Balance Assessment - for the management of concussion.
Effective And Safe
The Elite Seat(R) is an extremely effective and safe way for patients to achieve symmetric motion between knees.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
Real-Time Monitoring
Firstbeat SPORTS system is a heart rate variability based tool for real-time training load monitoring and overnight recovery detection.
Hilltopper Mound Clay
The easy way to build a mound, natural mound clay enhanced with polymer.
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